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Year of Mercy Roundtable

The Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition recently launched its first interdisciplinary research roundtable. Participation in the roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will convene faculty from different disciplines and will draw faculty fellows from Duquesne and from several other institutions. Our theme will be Mercy, to coincide with the current Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

Roundtable members will share conversation about a common text during their research and writing. A symposium will take place in November on Duquesne's campus, during which roundtable members will present work in progress to one another and invited attendees. Final versions of the essays will be published.

Our inaugural cohort brings together a terrific group of scholars from Duquesne and from other institutions. The group also brings a range of expertise to our project. Members include:

Gerald Boodoo, Theology
Kathy Glass, English
Jane Moriarty, Law
Sandra Quinones, Education

Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University
Dana Dillon, Providence College
Nichole Flores, University of Virginia
Jonathan Rothchild, Loyola Marymount University
Tobias Winright, St Louis University

Mercy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brittany Room, Des Places Living Learning Center

Join members of the CIT Roundtable on Mercy for an afternoon conversation and cocktail reception. Attendees will listen in on a facilitated dialogue regarding the meaning of mercy, its relationship to justice, the cultivation of human capacities for mercy, moral critiques of mercy, and the importance of mercy for issues in education, law, and politics.

Faculty, graduate students, and staff are welcome to attend. Space is limited to roughly 20 attendees. To reserve a seat please email ccit@duq.edu and indicate your plans to attend. Note that this email address handles reservations for other events we sponsor, so please be sure to mention the roundtable explicitly. When you enter Des Places you will be asked to give your name to the attendees at the entrance desk. They will direct you to the Brittany Room. A cocktail reception will immediately follow our event.

  Additional Year of Mercy Fall 2016 Events

Sept. 22 - "Mercy and Bio-Medical Ethics" by Sister Patricia Talone, RSM, Vice President for Mission Services for the Catholic Health Association. 4PM in Kresge Center, Carlow University.

Oct. 20 - "Mercy at the United Nations" by Sister Aine O'Connor, RSM, Coordinator for Mercy Global Action at the United Nations. 4PM in Kresge Center, Carlow University.

Oct. 24 - "Expressive Individualism" by Fr. Patrick Madigan SJ, editor of Heythrop Journal. Place and time: TBD.

Oct. 25 - "The Longest Journey." Documentary Film on addiction recovery produced and presented by Dr. Doug Harper and Maggie Patterson. 7PM in the Dougherty Ballroom, Power Center, Duquesne University.

Oct. 26 - Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research Fall 2016 Speaker: Dr. Karen Teel. Public Lecture, topic TBD. 4:30PM-6PM, place TBD.

Oct. 27 - Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research Fall 2016 Speaker: Dr. Karen Teel. Seminar for faculty and graduate students. 10-11:30AM, place TBD.

Nov. 7 - Veterans Prayer Service. 6PM in University Chapel, Duquesne University.

Nov.10 - Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Roundtable on Mercy, Duquesne University.

Nov. 11 - Holy Spirit Lecture: "Beyond the Flioque Disputes? Reassessing the Radical Equality of the Spirit through the Ascetic and Mystical Tradition" by Dr. Sarah Coakley, Cambridge University. 7PM, Place TBD.

Nov. 13 - Brass Ensemble Concert. 7:30PM in University Chapel, Duquesne University.

Nov. 20 or TBA - Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to St. Paul Cathedral.